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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Of all his famous Yogi-isms, “It ain’t over til it’s over” may be his most iconic. It was all the more impressive that he said it when the Mets, whom he was managing that summer of 1973, were all but out of the race to win the National League Eastern Division. Soon after uttering his […]

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There are three big Hollywood birthday on the calendar today and since two of the people are particular favorites of mine, I thought it merited a post. Roddy McDowall was not only a popular child star (Lassie Come Home, How Green Was My Valley, The Pied Piper) but he went on to a career as […]

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There was much talk before the debut of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night about “who is the real Stephen Colbert?” The obsession in the media with this question comes from the fact that Colbert spent nine years “playing a Conservative pundit” on Comedy Central. Last night we saw a little of […]

Last night was the debut of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Despite my professed love for the classics and the belief that just about anything that’s new and improved is usually worse than the old standby, I was looking forward to Colbert’s return to late night TV last evening. Stephen Colbert was a brilliant […]

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